Karachi Kings are back in the game so as Pieterson (Quetta). Last time they met and Quetta won by 7 wickets. Both the teams have very strong bowling lineups. Karachi Bowlers – Sohail Khan, Usama Mir, Usman Khan, M. Amir and Imad Wasim and Quetta – Perera, M.Nawaz, Hasan Khan, Mills, Z. Babar, Anwar Ali and Umar Gul.
The Men in form – Riley Rossouw, Pieterson, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Sangakkara, Sarfaraz Ahmed.
So there are many options to make the balanced side.
Batting lineup of Quetta is more stronger with the likes of Pieterson, Rossouw, Sarfaraz and ofcourse Perera who can park the ball outside the stadium anytime.
From Karachi, ofcourse one man is more than enough i.e. Gayle, but unfortunately he is not in form. So they are only left with Babar Azam, Sangakkara, Shoaib Malik.
Possible lineup 1: Sarfaraz (wk), Babar Azam, Pieterson, Rossouw, Shoaib Malik, Perera, Sohail Khan, Hasan Khan, Usama Mir, M Amir, Ravi Bopara/Pollard.
Asad Shafiq did not play in last match and Shehzad is not in form so he is likely to make way for Asad Shafiq.
To make batting side more balance from both the sides I have added Bopara, because Quetta’s bowling is very strong and his chance for batting likely to come sooner than later.
I know many would not like to include bopara so make it even you can take either Pollard which is one possible option or choose Sangakkara in place of Sarfaraz, then you have one place vacant which can be filled by either bowler or All rounder Imad Wasim or M. Nawaz
Possible lineup 2: Sanga (wk), Babar Azam, Pieterson, Rossouw, Shoaib Malik, Perera, M. Nawaz/Imad Wasim, Sohail Khan, Mir, Hassan Khan, M. Amir.
# Ryan Mclaren likely to be included in the team